Support for foreign languages speakers in Master

Registration for the free «Buddy programme» and the Information Day for foreign language speaking Masters students

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This offer is only for students who have just arrived in Switzerland

You may register for one or both activities. The deadline for registration is 12.7.2019, after this date we will be unable to process your registration


Students who are speakers of other languages enrolled on a Master’s programme at the University of Lausanne may be entitled to mentoring support through SASME.


You will be welcomed to Lausanne by a bilingual student (French-English) who will be responsible for helping you with various academic and administrative procedures.


The student will make contact with you by e-mail before your arrival in Switzerland and you will be offered support in the following areas:

  • Administrative procedures (residence permit, health and accident insurance, etc.)
  • Practical information about life in Lausanne (opening a bank account, leisure, public transport, doctors, shopping, etc.)
  • Information about UNIL (studying for a Master’s, enrolment, regulations, secretarial services, classrooms, IT, student services, libraries, etc.)

Warning : The registration for the 2020 buddy programme are closed.


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the traditional welcome day cannot take place during the welcome week. It is replaced by a welcom video, which will be available as soon as Thursday, September 10. An email containing the link to the video will be sent to you on September 10.



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